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Help me study for my Science class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

What a phenomenal story Pete, thank you for sharing that story with us! And can I say how thankful so many families must be, that have had loved ones saved dues to your extensive efforts to get this program started!

One avenue of advocacy that I have taken into my personal life is helping educate and assist people with nutrition. Although this is not directly related to CI/KR, I feel that the country as a whole does not do enough with the education of our youth. One way this could be alleviated is through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other agricultural companies throughout the Nation. Although this is a tough topic to speak of, largely due to the fact that so much of the Nation’s agricultural cash crops (Corn, Soy, Wheat, etc.) are controlled by monopolies. With vast sums of money tied into these resources, why would information be given to the masses that would tell them to stop eating products containing corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, sugar, maltodextrin just to name a few.

One young man that I work with has been having issues with his weight and it has started to negatively effect his health, work performance and productivity. I took it upon myself to start educating him and helping with his overall health. The first thing that I did was sit down with him and asked him to name 5 things that he routinely eats that he knows he shouldn’t. The list contained items such as soda, chips and other convenient snacks, sweet breads, desserts… you get the idea. Now, this is a 26 year old male, active duty Navy and an adult capable of making his own decisions. If he KNOWS that he shouldn’t be eating items such as this, why is he? There is information out there that tells us things like this are bad for our overall health, but what about those individuals that don’t get to make their own nutritional choices? This is a topic very near and dear to me and I am extremely curious to see what some of you think.

I feel the more information needs to provided to the youth of our country, and from a government standpoint, WE need to initiate a movement to better the health and well-being of our children.

 
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